VISUAL NARRATIVE COLLABORATIONS - 2018/9

Module code: DMA3007

Module Overview

Collaboration and teamwork is an essential element of contemporary media production at all levels. This module enables students from a diverse range of programmes including Digital Media Arts, Film and Video, Creative Music Technology, Music, Dance, Theatre to work together to create an interactive video narrative, incorporating live action film, animation, digital effects, performance and/or interactivity. This is a great opportunity to work outside of your comfort zone and learn about other creative arts disciplines through diving into the deep end and making something creatively collaborative in response to an imaginative brief.

Students submit a short personal/professional profile using about.me or similar in order to assist in the formation of suitable cross-disciplinary teams. This is a popular option, so there will be a limit of the number of students able to take the module from each programme. Consultation with Module Convener is welcome. 

 

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

WEINBREN J (Music & Med)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: P300

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Some experience of film production or postproduction either as cast or crew is recommended. Please consult with module convenor if you have any queries. 

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Workshop sessions to aid ideas generation and collaboration.
Collaborative and interdisciplinary working methods
Engaging with different subject specialisms and practitioners
Creative and practical tools and techniques for interactive video
Tools, technologies and techniques for teamwork
Working towards the realisation of negotiated practical outcomes
Creative a collective collaborative response to a brief

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation) Group Project Proposal, Individual Commentaries, Group Project Portfolios and Individual Reflection 100

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to (i) generate ideas, concepts and proposals in response to a creative brief; (ii) work towards a collaborative and interdisciplinary realisation of the proposal; (iii) evidence the process behind this process; and (iv) manage the interaction of this process in relation to the means available.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


Group Proposal, Group Project Output Portfolio & Individual Reflective Commentaries (100%)


Formative assessment and feedback is provided specifically at the proposal stage of the project, at which point each group submits a project proposal and group/peer/self-assessments as commentary on the work in progress of themselves and their team. Specific feedback is offered at this stage so that teams can incorporate this into their ongoing work. In addition proposals are presented in class to solicit tutor and peer feedback.

Module aims

  • To establish sound methods of creative collaboration and practical teamwork.
  • To develop fluency in collaboration tools, techniques and technologies.
  • To develop a viable collaborative project proposal based on a shared idea and bring this to fruition
  • To develop and apply appropriate reflective skills

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Demonstrate contextually aware working methods to generate, research and develop creative ideas KC
002 Realise negotiated practical outcomes taking into account creative, logistical, and budgetary requirements KC
003 Understand theoretical and practical issues of collaborative and interdisciplinary endeavour KC
004 Reflect on the dynamics, challenges and benefits of collaboration across disciplines KC
005 Work in teams to generate, research and develop creative concepts PT
006 Present ideas and work to audiences in a range of situations PT
007 Study independently, set goals, manage their own workloads and meet deadlines PT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 10

Independent Study Hours: 128

Lecture Hours: 10

Seminar Hours: 2

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Apply technical skills and subject knowledge in ways that facilitate collaboration and excellence in developing artistic content; insight into and practical skills necessary for professionally orientated collaborative and interdisciplinary work; and development of research skills necessary for creative practice.

Delivery will be a combination of:-

Lectures

Short Screenings and Demos

Creative Exercises

Software Workshop

Tutorials

Group Seminars

Presentations

Critiques

 

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for VISUAL NARRATIVE COLLABORATIONS : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/dma3007

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Theatre and Performance BA (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Digital Media Arts with Media Studies BA (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Dance BA (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Creative Music Technology BMus (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Film and Video Production Technology BSc (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Digital Media Arts BA (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Film and Video Production Technology BA (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.